Center for Community Engagement

Former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford Gives Address on Community Action Day


Harris Wofford


Crafting Public Policy in the News

The students of Crafting Public Policy met with town leadership in Chicopee, Massachusetts to discuss the health and air quality implications of a proposed biomass plant. Watch video of the story here.

Crafting Public Policy: Multi-Media Presentations on Local Policy Topics


Crafting Public Policy at Arise for Social Justice


Meaningful Work in the Local Community: the Pioneer Valley Internship Program

The Pioneer Valley Internship Program runs from June 2-July 30, 2010. The program is open to current first-years, sophomores, and juniors and offers over 30 opportunities in the Pioneer Valley. Interns receive on-campus housing and a $2,000 stipend.

Civic Engagement Scholars: Connecting Academic Passion With Internship Opportunities

Civic Engagement Scholars is a competitive funding program for current sophomores and juniors that offers students the chance to connect their academic programs of study with internship opportunities around the world.

For more information, visit the program's website or attend an information session on Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center or on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Basement. The application has two deadlines on March 31 and April 22.

Small Steps, Big Goals: the Student Forum on Community Engagement at Amherst

"Small things that appear small--certainly add up."

Telling Our Stories During Reunion: Collecting Oral Histories of Community Engagement at Amherst College

Amherst opened the doors to the Center for Community Engagement in the fall of 2007.  Yet students have been engaging in communities near and far throughout the history of our college.  The CCE invites you to help us collect and tell our engagement stories.  During reunion, we invite you to stop by the CCE office to tell your story.  All we require is 15 minutes of your time and a willingness to think back in time.

Amherst Alumni Social Entrepreneurship Dinner Panel

Life after Amherst rarely follows a mold, and many Amherst alumni are living proof that you can be creative and change the world with your career. These social entrepreneurs have used degrees in law, education, economics, and more to start their own socially minded business endeavors and empower people who are homeless, high school students, and people with genetic disorders—among many others.

45 Minutes: Community Leaders Trade Places with Adult Students in a Required Essay

Join community leaders, educators, adult students, and Amherst students on Thursday, April 8 from 7-9 p.m. in the Alumni House for 45 Minutes. Minutes is a fun and interactive fundraising event celebrating the ongoing five-year collaboration between Amherst College and the Holyoke Community College Adult Learning Center, a program which allows students without high school degrees to continue their education. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Doing Well by Doing Good

Four young alumni bring their stories of saving the world - while watching the bottom line - to Amherst’s first social entrepreneurship panel